SCIEN270-23B (HAM)

Preparation for the Professional Workplace

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science

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: clare.hewins@waikato.ac.nz
: klaus.reiter@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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The paper prepares students for the science professional workplace (work placement or graduate positions). The paper includes a focus on developing a professional portfolio (CV, cover letter, online profile) and explores reflective learning, self-awareness, professional identity development within a science context, and discerning the quality of available information and possible underlying bias including self-bias. The paper also provides knowledge and practice of interview technique workshops and workplace communication, in addition to exploring workplace health and safety requirements, workplace structures, management styles and budgets, and technical writing structure and skills.

This paper will use science and computer science as the context of learning, however, students outside science and computer science will be able to undertake this paper and adjust their assignment context and content to their discipline of study.

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How this paper will be taught

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This is a FLEXI paper. This paper will have lecture content delivered through pre-recorded mini-lectures made available through Moodle and supported with weekly 2-hour workshops to unpack the learning. There are no scheduled lecture slots for this paper.

This paper includes at least three workshop streams of which at least one stream is online. Students are encouraged to attend the in-person workshops, with the online workshop stream intended for those who cannot attend campus (e.g., health reasons) or those learning from distance. The online workshop will be 5-7pm Wednesday.

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • A sense of understanding of their professional identity and awareness of different personality types within a team
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  • Be able to identify their, and their employer’s, responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015)
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  • Be adequately prepared to commence a work placement in a professional scientific workplace
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  • Be aware and equipped for the expectations of writing a technical report
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  • Be aware of workplace management structures and related matters
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  • Be prepared for the use of reflective learning techniques
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  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehensively answer common interview questions
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  • Demonstrate the ablity to professionally present a background about themselves and their capabilities/skills
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  • Familiarity of information bias and self-bias
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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  • Assessment is based on the completion of six assessment items.
  • Internal/external: 1:0
  • Attendance at the workshops and completion of the CV assignment are compulsory in order to pass the paper.
  • If any compulsory component is missed then a special consideration must be applied for directly in writing to the Paper Convenor, otherwise an IC grade (incomplete grade) will be given.
  • All assessment items are due at midnight of the due date.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Professional profile 1: CV assignment
28 Jul 2023
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Professional profile 2: Cover letter
4 Aug 2023
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Professional profile 3: LinkedIn
18 Aug 2023
No set time
10
  • Other: Using the LinkedIn platform
4. Reflection assignment
8 Sep 2023
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Moodle Test: Workplace Health and Safety
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Oral presentation
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Moodle Test: Paper overview
15 Oct 2023
No set time
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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